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Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:11 AM

I saw an article in the Friday Gleaner of February 8, 2019, titled ‘A deficit of anti-corruption law’ in which the Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn, revealed some damning facts about a certain law in the Constitution. She suggested that there was nothing in the law books to prosecute someone guilty of nepotism...

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The flatness of Flat Bridge can be transformed into heights of fortification, attractiveness, and economic benefits. The tragedies associated with the bridge, owing to its flatness and the devious river, invoke immeasurable fear...

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This country of Jamaica has been independent for the past 55 years and has gone a long way based on history. I love my small island of Jamaica. Its beautiful sandy beaches, clear blue waters, and the friendly people who live on it...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:17 AM

The National Task Force Against Trafficking In Persons is seeking 10,000 volunteers to aid in the fight against the scourge in Jamaica.

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Prior to Independence, Jamaica’s economy was focused on agriculture, with the majority of the labour force employed in the production of sugar, banana, and tobacco. Since Independence, mining, manufacturing, remittance, and tourism...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:16 AM

The latest twist to the Petrojam scandal is nothing short of disgraceful, and I am calling for taxpayers’ money, which was paid out to former management staff in what seems to be an indecent pay-off, to be returned forthwith...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:15 AM

After rapping with a female police officer on Tuesday, I was moved to highlight a discomforting problem faced by the district constable at her workplace by the Half-Way Tree Police Station...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:14 AM

Even though the vendors with the wooden stalls and blue tarpaulin on Fort Nugent Drive have moved to the Seashore Place market location, the oversized truck vendor who has the Heywood Street-type market...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:14 AM

It is quite unfortunate that there is need to convince some debaters and lawmakers to defend the beginning of human life. It is incontestable that all human life begins at the time of conception and takes form during the time of gestation in a mother’s womb...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:14 AM

I think Jamaican males, in general, are handicapped by a very frail and undeveloped psyche, which seems to account for most of the crude and reckless murders sweeping the country...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We are living in a Jamaica that is turned upside down with crime and violence. People are being chopped to death now, more than ever. People are being stabbed to death now, more than ever. People are being shot to death now, more...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This is an open letter to the NWA: My recent travels on the Negril-Montego Bay leg of the North Coast Highway brought back beautiful memories of living and attending school in Hanover. However, the deplorable state of the road in...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:24 AM

“I hadn’t been aware that there were doors closed to me until I started knocking on them” – Gertrude Elion THE EDITOR, Sir: The lack of female representation in science is problematic. On February 11, the United Nations,...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is oft said that truth is stranger than fiction. In Jamaica, though, sometimes, what is posited as truth is, in fact, fiction. The Petrojam saga has many twists, turns, and even ‘rams’ and ‘racks’, too....

Published:Tuesday | February 12, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: When I was a boy, growing up in Jamaica, serious crime was seriously punished, with the result that such crime was rare, and we could walk anywhere in Kingston, and feel completely safe. It seems that after Independence, serious...

Published:Tuesday | February 12, 2019 | 12:14 AM

This narrative touches and concerns the data published by the Statistical Institute (STATIN) of Jamaica on its website. The data shared covers the period 2012 to 2017 which speaks to four indicators...

Published:Tuesday | February 12, 2019 | 12:14 AM

The level of crime and violence in Jamaica is quite frightening, to say the least. Nonetheless, it is nothing strange to persons who understand spiritual warfare...

Published:Tuesday | February 12, 2019 | 12:13 AM

As an English national visiting Jamaica, I am shamed by my Parliament’s “hostile environment policy” which has already illegally exiled over sixty British subjects of Caribbean heritage in 2018 and continues to deport...

Published:Tuesday | February 12, 2019 | 12:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I want to lodge my disagreement with the pronouncement reportedly made by Det. Sgt. Paul Bernard of the Clarendon Police division at a community forum in Hayes. I personally feel that it should not be the duty of the police to go...

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, and his team ought to be commended for his recent initiatives aimed at banning single-use plastic bags, straws and styrofoam. The ban, which...

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Gleaner cartoonist Las May nailed it in his cartoon of February 8, where the Petrojam scandal relay was in full swing, with Andrew Wheatley passing the ‘portfolio’ baton to a sweaty and panicky Andrew Holness. In the...

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Venezuela is home to the world’s largest oil reserves, with approximately 300 billion barrels of oil; yet the wealthiest Latin American country is experiencing one of the worst sociopolitical crises in modern times. Visionary...

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The way I see it, the present and previous Government didn’t do much to protect its citizens who resided abroad. Most of these people are the ones who toiled day and night for the countries that they called home.Some of these...

Published:Saturday | February 9, 2019 | 1:17 AM

Yesterday, I found out that CIBC FirstCaribbean will be closing its agency in Santa Cruz on June 30, just about four years after its opening.I was saddened by this news because I found this agency very convenient. It is located on Main Street, not far from the Mandeville taxi stand...

Published:Saturday | February 9, 2019 | 1:16 AM

We have been besieged by chik-V, Zika, and now a resurgence of dengue. We have poisoned them (and ourselves and other animals) so much with pesticides, such as Malathion, that the mosquitoes are becoming immune to the pesticides...

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